In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-1813

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Greenhill Books, 1999 - History - 287 pages
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"These memoirs, never before published in English, give a dramatic insight into the life of a Napoleonic officer and his hazardous adventures through the perils and disasters of war." "For four long and bitter years Brandt was caught up in Napoleon's attempt to subjugate Spain - the Peninsular War - fighting in battles, horrific sieges (including the legendary siege of Saragossa) and hunting and being hunted by merciless bands of Spanish guerrillas." "Brandt's exciting narrative conveys what it was like to fight in the two most destructive campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars - episodes not of glory, but of sheer survival. His unique and gripping narrative paints a startling and detailed picture of life on campaign, and the brutal face of battle, and conveys all the power and destruction of the Napoleonic epoch."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Acknowledgements
15
Biographies of Leading Personalities
29
CHAPTER II
44
Copyright

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